Workshops 2013-14

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Workshop in
Pasadena, California
April 19 & 20, 2014 presented by
Gary Babb


"The Not So Still, Still Life"

Join Gary Babb in beautiful Pasadena for a fun, informative still life class called The Not So Still ,Still Life April 19 and April 20. Get 5 days of classes in only 2. We will also briefly cover using water miscible oils. Please contact Segil Fine Art at 626-358-5563 or for more info.Thanks! See you there..

Geri Acost

Geren Gallery
Workshops in Tubac, Arizona
February thru May, 2014


2014 Workshop Schedule

19 Tubac, Rd, Tubac, AZ


Feb 17-20  Lois Griffel    Painting Impressionist Color  9AM-4PM

Tuition: $350. Contact:  Lois Griffel at


Feb 27-March 1  Russell Recchion   Landscapes  9 AM-4 PM

Tuition: $300. Contact:



March 5-7  Walter Porter      Plein Air    9 AM-4 PM

Tuition: $300. Contact:



April 2-4     Walter Porter    Plein Air    9 AM-4 PM

Tuition: $300. Contact:



April-May   TBD   Sarah J. Webber   Painting Animals  9 AM-4 PM


Russell Recchion, award-winning painter
will be teaching a 3-day
Workshop in Tubac, Arizona
February 27, 28 & March 1, 2014


Date: Thursday, Friday, Saturday February 27, 28 & March 1

Location: Geren Gallery, 19 Tubac Road, Tubac AZ 85646

Time:      9 am - 4:30 pm

Fee:   $300


Join Russ for an enriching painting experience. We will meet at the Geren Gallery in Tubac Village for an orientation and discussion, then off painting on a beautiful horse ranch with spectacular mountain views just minutes from Tubac Village.

Russ will demonstrate landscape technique and provide hands-on instruction in design, composition and color theory. Participants will create their own works with guidance from the instructor. The Materials List will be sent to those who participate.

Space is limited.

To reserve a place in the workshop, reply to this email with your intent to enroll.

To confirm your reservation, send a check (deadline for receipt February 17, 2014) for $300 payable to Russ Recchion

to Recchion Plein Air Workshop 8210 E Galinda Dr Tucson AZ 85750

Prefer to pay by credit card? Let Russ know in your email.

For reservation or information email Russell Recchion <>

Future Workshops in the works by
award-winning painter,
Russell Recchion

Interested in information on upcoming workshops, please let Russ know to keep you on the list. Already interested? Contact Russ at  and indicate which you are interested in.


PORTRAIT workshops held in Tubac and  Tucson. (Pick your location)  Dates TBA


PAINTING IN ITALY Workshop- 10 days in spectacular Umbria (Just north of Rome)

a. Summer of 2014 (June) Days TBA

b. Summer of 2015 (June) Days TBA


In the Summer of 2012, Russell conducted a 10-Day plein air workshop in Todi, a beautiful medieval town in spectacular Umbria with great success. Everybody loved the scenery and the food. We stay in beautiful stone farmhouse apartments surrounded by olive trees. (The farm produces its own olive oil ) with spectacular views of Todi and other towns.  Visits to nearby towns include Orvieto, Perugia, Montefalco, Todi, Assisi, and Spello among others


A TRIP OF A LIFE TIME!  Paint, eat and explore among the picturesque hill towns, olive groves and poppy fields in the amazing Italian country side. 


Russell Recchion is an award-winning Portrait and Landscape painter. A signature member of TPAPS (Tucson Plein Air Painters Society),  Member of the Brown County Art Guild, the Hoosier Salon, and The Portrait Artists of Arizona.


Russell studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia where he was a recipient of the prestigious Cadwalader Landscape Prize. He studied with Nelson Shanks, painter of Princess Diana and Pope John Paul. Russell spent his Academy days painting in the beautiful Bucks County countryside north of Philadelphia and south of NYC.

Russell was influenced by the art of the Bucks County impressionists also known as the New Hope School, in particular the works of Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield, two of the leading artists of the New Hope School. 


At his Tucson studio, Russ paints portrait commissions and teaches classes. He paints in plein air in Southern Arizona and in Italy during summers.  To view more of Russ's work and his full Bio visit his website at

Workshop in
Pasadena, California
February 1 & 2, 2014
presented by
Gary Babb


"The Not So Still, Still Life"

Join Gary Babb in beautiful Pasadena for a fun, informative still life class called The Not So Still ,Still Life Feb1 and Feb 2. Get 5 days of classes in only 2. We will also briefly cover using water miscible oils. Please contact Segil Fine Art at 626-358-5563 or for more info.Thanks! See you there..

For information click on


Workshops Examples - 2012-13


Pocket SketchingWorkshops

with Kath Macaulay



The next workshop is April 17,18,19
To be held on the west side in Lorri Parsell's studio in conjunction with the Tucson Mountains Artist Collective and Southern Arizona Art Guild.

Reduced Tuition

$140 for members, $160 for non-members

For more information official registration
Contact: Lorri Parsell, 520-743-1045 or


I teach it all over the country.  It's aimed at the plein air painter who wants to record what they see without hauling all their equipment everywhere, and at every traveler, hiker, boater, runner etc. that wants a personal interaction with the environment but has no art background. 


This quick-draw technique allows anyone to “journal” wherever they are using only a 4 x 6 art pad, a pen, a small paint set, a brush and a film canister of water. Perfect for hiking, sitting in a café or standing in line — take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, and preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less. With a pocket sketch it’s more about capturing the “feel” of a place rather than simply taking an image the way a camera does. This workshop is ideal for timid beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public; and perfect for experienced artists who want minimal equipment and no clean-up.




Lois Griffel presents

Painting Impressionist Landscape Workshops



All workshop are currently open
However, they fill quickly, so please get in touch with the contact people as soon as possible.

3/22-3/23/2013 Painting the Impressionist Pastel 2 day Workshop (Friday-Saturday )
3/29-3/30/2013 Painting Colorful Portraits, 2 day Workshop (Friday-Saturday ) Santa Rita Art League, Green Valley AZ

Contact: Carolyn Hupp, 520-625-3440 or, Green Valley Recreation, PO Box 586, Green Valley, AZ 85622.


For more information official registration click on this link:


Here you can find my workshop schedule with current and future workshops listed, as well as sponsors and contact people. Due to immediacy of the Internet, workshops can be scheduled on a spontaneous basis. Please check these listings frequently.

The Daily Schedule gives you an idea of what to expect when attending a workshop. I also list workshop specifics. It is important to have the right tools and supplies to make your workshop experience pleasurable and successful. This section includes recommended art supplies, as well as travel tips and other important information.






Italy, Anyone?
WORKSHOP with Russ Recchion

This is short notice, but there are a few spaces open.

I will be teaching a 10 day plein air painting workshop in Umbria ( 2 hours north of Rome) in a fabulous setting in the countryside with spectacular views of Todi, a medieval hill town.
Gourmet meals, local transportation to unbelievably picturesque towns. Some of the towns we will be visiting are Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, Deruta, Spello, and more. Painting till your hearts content.
We will be staying in stone farmhouse converted apartments each with a small kitchen. (although you won't be needing it.) Gourmet meals are provided by our hosts. They produce their own organic vegetables, and olive oil on the farm.
Cooking classes available.
Also large studio for painting indoors if bad weather, and swimming pool.


 Leaving Tucson June 13th. Arrive Rome June 14th.

Limited Time...June 14-24  2012  
(not too late)

Pricing $2781. per person  
(does not include airfare to Italy)

For more information, contact Russ at or 290-0688